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Best Amino Acids for Muscle Growth

Before we get into the best amino acids for muscle growth, let's first review the makeup of muscle. Muscle tissue is composed of a variety of proteins that are in a constant state of turnover— proteins that are no longer functioning well are being...

The Bodybuilding Diet: How to Use Amino Acids for Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding usually refers to increasing and sculpting muscle mass for appearance as well as strength. In a more general sense, bodybuilding can refer to increasing muscle mass and function for the purpose of competing in sports such as football or...

Citrulline Supplements vs. Arginine Supplements: Which Should I Take?

If you’re stumped and staring at the supplement aisle…wondering if you should choose arginine supplements or citrulline supplements, you’re not alone. It’s confusing. So, let’s spend a few moments combing through the research to see just how these supplements work...

4 Amino Acids for Energy and Mood

The popularity of natural energy drinks and aromatherapy products is a strong indicator of just how many people are seeking healthful ways to feel more energized and more positive in their outlook on life. Even if you eat a generally...

Leucine Muscle Building and Performance: The Magic Bullet?

Leucine is one of the nine essential amino acids (EAAs). EAAs must be consumed as part of the diet because the body cannot make them. Among the EAAs, leucine has received special attention for its role in muscle building, not...

The Missing Link in Weight Loss: Hunger Control!

Weight loss and successful long-term weight maintenance depend on a number of factors, one of which is controlling the desire to eat. No matter how dedicated you are, if you are always hungry you will eventually succumb to eating more...

What’s with HMB Supplements?

The chemical hydroxymethyl butyrate (HMB) is produced when the body breaks down the amino acid leucine. HMB is promoted as a nutritional supplement that can help speed wound healing and support individuals with muscle-wasting diseases such as cancer and HIV....

Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) and Muscle Loss with Aging

Muscle loss with aging is one of the inescapable characteristics of growing older. While age-related muscle loss is a normal part of the aging process, we can temper its effect with the nutritional support of essential amino acids (EAAs). Anabolic...

The Relationship Between Energy and Amino Acids

Energy is one of the primary markers of health. Often, when people are asked about their health, low energy is a common complaint. Likewise, when people identify a benefit from a nutritional supplement, “improved energy” is the first they’ll report....

BCAAs and EAAs—What’s the Difference?

If you search for “essential amino acids” on Google you will see many sites advertising branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), and others advertising essential amino acids (EAAs). You may be left wondering: Are BCAAs and EAAs the same thing? If not,...